Portrait of a Member of the Van der…

Cornelis Troost, 1736, painting, SK-A-3948

The portrait conveys a sense of convivial hospitality, as if the man were inviting us into his home to enjoy his art and music. In a typically 18th-century way, the portrait has no sense of distance, of authority. It introduces us directly to the open personality of this enthusiastic young member of…

Stadtholder’s chair

Gerrit Hutte, 1747, BK-NM-1315

Willem IV sat on this chair when he presided over the high court in The Hague. The cabinetmaker who made it, Hutte, and Van Dijck, who carved it, chose an extreme Rococo style for this ceremonial chair. The back is crowned with the arms of Zeeland, Holland and West Friesland and the embroidered…

Koffiekan met deksel, veelkleurig…

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, 1731, BK-17421-A

Servet met het wapen van graaf…

Passchier Lammertijn (possibly), 1613, BK-1991-29

Portrait of Philip the Good, Duke…

anonymous, c. 1460 - c. 1480, painting, SK-A-3835

Inkwell with the Tiber, Romulus and…

Tiziano Aspetti Minio (attributed to), c. 1547 - c. 1548, figure, BK-1954-44

Lock plate

Pompeo Leoni (attributed to), c. 1550 - c. 1600, BK-NM-14348